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New Parsons Theatre Sculpture Rendition Unveiled

The design for the suspended atrium sculpture “Illumination” has been revealed. This one-of-a-kind public art piece will highlight the lobby of the in-construction Parsons Theatre, part of the new Northglenn Recreation Center, Senior Center and Theatre.

Intricate pieces of colored and frosted steel and acrylics will make up the 600-pound piece.

“I want to create a sense of celebration in the Parsons Theatre lobby. A celebration of life and of creativity. A blossoming of ideas,” said commissioned artist Mark Aeling of MGA Sculpture Studio.

“Illumination” honors the Columbine, Colorado’s state flower, and achieves the Northglenn Arts & Humanities Foundation's (NAHF) goal of adding a powerful and memorable public art installation to the new facility. Patrons will be able to see it from outside the lobby’s glass entrance.


SCFD, NAHF, the city and Colorado Creative Industries have provided most of the funds for this project. However, you can still contribute! Patrons who give $250 or more will be honored on a plaque in the lobby. 


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